Grouper Dreams Big at Disjecta

Published in Live Reviews
Thursday, 21 June 2012 01:08
“Do we have any knitters in the house?” asked Disjecta Art Center Executive Director Bryan Suereth this past Friday night. It wasn’t until two hands quickly shot up in the audience that I realized this question wasn’t a joke. The second annual Quiet Music Festival would be exactly what it advertised to be: quiet. Until then, I had forecasted thi...
Last week we presented part one of our interview up-and-comer Malaysian singer Yuna. Here's part two of our conversation with the emerging singer/songwriter. What are the differences between American and Malaysian crowds? I guess it’s the way they perceive things? For example, the things they listen to in a song or what aspect of a live perform...

Album Review: Chester French, Music 4 Tngrs

Published in Album Reviews
Tuesday, 19 June 2012 17:28
We profiled them in our Artist of the Week feature a few weeks ago, but today, after months of waiting, Chester French have finally released their sophomore album for mass consumption. A bit different from their debut, Love The Future, D.A. Wallach and Max Drummey took a much different approach on Music 4 Tngrs. For starters, the album is a bit t...

Mayer Hawthorne On His Past, Touring and Kid Rock

Published in Interviews
Tuesday, 19 June 2012 13:00
As we profiled last week in our Artist of the Week feature, Mayer Hawthorne is an artist on the rise. He’s in the midst of a month and half tour with some headlining dates with his band The Country and will opening for Foster The People on others. Crowds seem to like what they hear, check the photo below as an example of what greeted the singer a...

Artist of the Week: Brendan Benson

Published in Featured Artist
Tuesday, 19 June 2012 12:49
Brendan Benson has had a busy past years, but that’s what happens when you run with Jack White. As we reviewed his show last week, Benson has the chops to cut it live and has learned how the handle a crowd from the reigning king of indie rock. It’s hard to believe that the singer/songwriter and Michigan-native has had an such an interesting run, ...
I was there too early, before the doors opened. I was a little more stoned that I should’ve been, more than I wanted to be, the shit I’ve been smoking is deathly powerful and I still haven’t grasped that yet. The scene became downright surreal as the Mother Hips, fronted by Tim Bluhm, Nicki Bluhm’s husband, and himself a fantastic solo auteur in ...

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